quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2009

Surfing with JESUS at Easter

Caught BIG WAVES ( 2,5 metres = 8fts ) at EASTER

Esse dia, foi Irado!!!! Peguei ALTAS ONDAS, 2 a 2,5 metros

Marzão de Ressaca , Lua Cheia , Vento pegando de Terral, e TUBOS.

Tinha que ser mesmo na PÁSCOA , 11 de abril de 2009.

Big Party at Surf House with Christian Surfers Guarujá

Surf House , In Guarujá Town , São Paulo State, Brazil

Surfers: Julião , Neh e Lukinhas

Surfer-Girl: Alessandra Morimoto

Pastor-Surfer: Elizeu Mormilho

The Christian Band

Pastor-Surfer: Elizeu Mormilho

Surf Movie

Surfer: Kaipo (Jojo's Son)

Little Crew

Surf Movie

Friendship between Christian Surfers

quinta-feira, 9 de abril de 2009

US Christian Surfers News

Prep School 2009!

Prep School 2009!

CS Prep School is for any grom, ages 13-17, that wants to follow Jesus thru loving their neighbors. This is a training experience where students will be equipped with a practical "to-do" list for when they return home.

In order to make it more accessible we will be holding two Prep Schools in 2009. August 6-9 will be in Cape Hatteras, NC and will cost $265. August 13-16 will be in Huntington Beach, CA and will cost $320.

To download applications and check out action from last year's Prep School CLICK HERE!

CSUS National Conference 2009!!!

CSUS National Conference 2009!!!

It's here again! CSUS National Conference 09 is coming to the South Bay of Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, October 22-24.

The venue is 2 blocks from the beach and comes with an indoor skatepark so practice up, start making your plans now while plane tickets are still cheap! Email with registration info coming early this month!

Chapter in Focus: Sebastian Inlet

Chapter in Focus: Sebastian Inlet

Why do so many of the best surfers in the world seem to come from the East Coast and in particular from Florida? Answer: Sebastian Inlet.

In this month's Chapter in Focus we are interviewing CS Sebastian Inlet's own Tripp Hernandez. CSSI draws members from Melbourne Beach, Vero Beach as well as Ft. Pierce. They also have a singular passion for evangelism and outreach which results in them helping out at the many, many contests that come through Sebastian Inlet. Click here to read more.

Action Sports Retailers San Diego

Action Sports Retailers San Diego

At ASR this year we decided to shift focus from what the industry could do for us to what we could do for the industry. January’s show launched this new approach. Starting each day with a “booth to booth” coffee service, it allowed us to make new friends and get reacquainted with others. Teams also walked the show silently praying for people, and from our booth we passed out evangelical surf DVD’s, information about and how to join CSUS.

The most impact came as we offered to help exhibitors move out of their booth spaces. People seeing us in yellow shirts at work, started calling from all areas for help. What a blessing for the 35+ volunteers to be used by God to help people and to demonstrate the love of Jesus!

If you would like to get involved in a relevant way and make a difference at ASR (West Coast) or Surf Expo (East Coast) please contact us atinfo@christiansurfers.com.

Footprint Webstore Giveaway!

Footprint Webstore Giveaway!

Win 1 of 5 $100 gift bags from Footprint Bamboo by making any purchase from the CS Online Store during the month of March!! You won't want to miss out on these Buttery soft, Antibacterial, Moisture wicking, Breathable, Odorless, Organic items!

For more information and to purchase these great organic clothing items, visitwww.footprintbamboo.com

US Christian Surfers

Dear Christian Surfers Charleston Friends and Supporters

By: Bill Hogan

Please check out the updated site and sign up for the Monday morning devotional. It is a great way to begin the week. Take a look at the CS Prep School to be held at Cape Hatteras and Huntington Beach. If you are young, go! If you are older, we always need volunteers.

Big news ... this weekend starts the 2009 ESA surf contests at the Washout on Folly ... participate, volunteer or watch. Nancy Hussey and Tim Askins are the directors who will never turn down a helping hand. It is also a good time to support your local economy with a stimulus purchase at you local surf shops ... have you checked out the boards for 2009?

Christian Surfers Charleston has been quiet this winter just like the swells. We are looking for an uptick to spread the good news of the Lord and spend more time with many of you. We are still trying to lock in a date for our movie premier of "Walking on Water". We are hoping to have it at St. Andrews like we did two years ago since they were such wonderful hosts.

Check out our Wednesday morning small group/life lessons/bible study (call it what you want) at
in Mt. Pleasant. Thanks to our great friend, supporter and owner of Charleston Watersport Outfitters Dave Clifford, we hold it in the comfort and convenience of his store. We usually go until 7:45am to 8:00am so you can scoot to work or school. Our James Island/Folly small group is on hold as Chris Costa and Amy recover from the birth of their boy Noah. We will send an update as soon as we know how this will be structured and when.

Thanks for all your support and prayers. Please keep Clay Dale in your prayers as he recovers from cancer surgery and continues chemo at home and MUSC. Please keep Peter Kohn's father Rudy in your prayers as he battles cancer. Please don't hesitate to reply to this e-mail with any prayer requests. The power of prayer is an amazing gift God has given us. Finally, don't forget we have a facebook group called Christian Surfers Charleston and we would love for you to take the challenge to join and bring along one other friend who could benefit from the message and love God has to share.

Peace in Christ,
Todd Brazell, Chris Costa, Milton Costa, Kurtz Smith and
Bill Hogan

A Christian Surfers Short Term Mission Trip to Peru

Written by Elzette Prinsloo (WA)

Where to start! What an incredible adventure God sent us on. From Perth to Sydney (apart from Ali) to NZ, to Chile, finally reaching our destination 28 hours later, very excited but exhausted we reached Lima-the city where Christian Surfers Peru is. After waiting only a few confused minutes at the airport 3 CS guys came to pick us up, Aldo (National Co-ordinator), Roberto (aka Muelas) and Michel (the best surf photographer in Peru!).

We were lucky enough to stay with local Peruvian families and stayed in Lima for the first few days just to adjust to this new culture. Our first day we spent in the water, experiencing Peru’s waves (what a blessing!) Gem was lucky enough to take her first steps on a surf board in Peruvian water, being taught by Sofia Molanovich’s ex coach! What a lucky duck. Day 2- Ali joined and the days to follow were spent experiencing the city, Peru’s awesome food and getting to know our beautiful local families.

Lindsay and Cat had the incredible opportunity to meet Lindsay’s sponsor child in Lima, this was an experience they will never forget and Lindsay’s heart was moved during this special time. We visited our first Orphanage in San Bartollo (which looked like Greece in Peru!). This orphanage was started by a beautiful woman, Lucy, and is supported by Christian Surfers Peru. It exists for street kids and we spent time with the kids, playing games and trying to improve our Spanish.

They were so beautiful and keen surfers! It was then we hopped on our 16 hour bus trip to the north of Peru to reach Lobitos. This is where the temperatures increased, the water decreased and we needed God most. We were so blessed to have 5 of the CS boys travel with us; these guys were the angels that were prayed over us. It was like having brothers, dads and friends around us who interpreted for us and kept us safe.

We learned so much from these guys and thank God for them. Lobitos is a very small surfing town and we met up with Jean Pierre to help him with the organisation he runs for children in the north. We taught them how to surf, songs (some in Spanish), face painting, games and did an Aussie puppet show about God’s light. We found God had different plans however and wanted us to move on after 5 days, this was a hard decision but God was so faithful throughout and we knew we needed to trust Him. (2 Cor 1:9) It was incredible to take each step in faith and to see where God would bring us next.

Making our way back to Lima we visited 3 different towns where we spent time with the kids, our incredible friend Muelas, who is such a blessing organised these for us. Mancora was a fresh breath from God after being in the northern dessert; we visited a clinic for disabled children where Lindsay and Cat could put physio and OT skills to practice, massaging the kids who had physical disabilities.

Cat was able to work with a man who had a stroke and needed help, Ali and Cat had a wonderful time talking to him and through helping him he said he has found new hope in God- Praise the Lord! These children left imprints on our hearts and we experienced incredible God moments, He was speaking to each of us in a very different way.

After this time we returned to Lima and spent some more blessed time with our new found families, we even got to do a singing ‘item’ at the CS meeting! It was time to say goodbye and head to the centre of Peru and Bolivia to experience some of the treats God had in store. Linds felt God put on her heart to go back to San Bartollo for a few days so she met up with us 4 days after in Cusco. Now we have hit mountain and winter country and I realised how unprepared I was with one jumper and only 1 pair of jeans.

We had the privilege of experiencing Machu Picchu (Ali’s dream come true!) and visiting Cat’s brother in law in Bolivia. Getting to know each other and experiencing Gods love through the girls was what blew me away, I found my first crying partner (Gem!). All of us cannot begin to tell you all the moments we experienced together. We honestly felt like God picked 5 different girls and thought “Hmmm..how and where can I take my beautiful princesses to talk to them, change them and treat them”. What an awesome God we serve, He is full
of adventure, always faithful and will never forsake us.

Peru stole our hearts and we will never be the same again!



In 2009, the largest Christian surfing competition in Australia is heading into its 25th year. Jesus Pro-Am NSW series 09 will consist of 3 competitions throughout NSW:

Manly - 2nd-3rd May
Coffs Harbour - 15th-16th August
Wollongong - 21st -22nd November

Getting involved:
- Prayer partners - If you would like to receive monthly prayer updates, please email us
- Competitors - rego forms will be uploaded soon, keep checking.
- Volunteer - there are numerous ways you can be a part, either individually, as a group or as a church, contact us if you would like to find out more.

You can compete (Junior girls & Open women’s division) or get involved as a volunteer, it’s a AWESOME WEEKEND!!

Jesus Pro Am Series LIVE stream, Watch Live TV or Broadcast Live On Your Website, Free or Pro, Live Streaming Video, Video Chat Rooms, Internet TV, Free Live TV

website: http://www.mogulus.com/jesuspro

For more info get online at http://www.jesusproam.com or
email Series Co-ordinator al@christiansurfers.org.au